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Day’s Run – 29 January 2019

Our first day back at sea after nearly two weeks in port – a surprise extended stay on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. A gorgeous landmass that allowed us to explore its mountains, traverse its volcanos and devour delicious French cheeses, meats, and breads. As we steadily head southwest out of […]

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Day’s Run – 11 January, 2019

First day back out to sea. It always feels good to be back to our regular schedule. Away from the hustle and bustle of port, back out in the open ocean air. Ship’s work resumed as usual. Rhyanne, of South Carolina, was given the task of touching up our ship’s emblem; a castle turret with […]

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Day’s Run – 10 January, 2019

Rodrigues was delightfully relaxing port. After a busy yet amazing stay in Bali and a wonderful 30 day ocean passage, a sleepy French speaking Mauritius island was just the best. Very friendly people, easy town to stroll around in. Popping in and out of shops or relaxing beach side as the sun was setting, enjoying […]

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Day’s Run – 6 January, 2019

The stars aligned for us, we’ve been granted another Sunday at Sea! The swells rise 2-3 meters on our stern as we head North by West. Being that we’re 60 nautical miles off the coast of Rodrigues, we sail along at 4 knots in the home stretch. Intending on arriving at the small island that’s […]

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Day’s Run – 5 January, 2019

A productive Saturday morning aboard the Picton Castle! To start the day off, as the bright golden sun rose on our stern, the on duty watch tacked the ship at 0545, putting us on a starboard tack. The work day rolled out as like any other day. Tyler, of Ontario, spruced up our three-step ladder […]

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Day’s Run – 4 January 2019

Sunny, sunny, hot day on board Picton Castle. As we sway from port to starboard, the swells have increased slightly, resulting in more water washing over the deck. With a rather calm passage, 26 days to be exact since we left Bali, and suddenly we’re on a starboard tack. It’s as if our world has […]

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Day’s Run – 3 January, 2019

Beautiful rainbow sunrise off our stern this morning. As the sun rose the winds changed veering from South East by East to South East by South. At 0800 we braced square and passed the head sails, putting us on a starboard tack. Helm was rather fun this morning, the helmsman had to be, like always, […]

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Day’s Run – 31 December, 2018

Monday December 31st, 2018 Those who were awake while it was still dark were able to enjoy a gorgeous Monday morning red and orange sunrise, the last sunrise of 2018. Woah, what a year it’s been for our Picton Castle crew members. Adventuring out into this entirely different way of life, with all new people […]

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Day’s Run – 18 December, 2018

Last night we steadily sailed along under the blanket of twinkling stars, topping out at 7 knots. One week today until Christmas at Sea! Hopefully everyone on board has finished their Christmas shopping, there’s no running to the store on Christmas Eve for us sailors. We have to be savvy and creative in terms of […]

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Day’s Run – June 12, 2018

As the new Picton Castle salts are nearing two months on board, the mates are encouraging them to advance their skills and knowledge. Last evening as we sailed along gracefully, the lead seamen took those who wished on a climb in the rig. They could become more accustomed to climbing and feeling their way around […]